Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Studebaker in Detroit
Coming to Milwaukee Junction
Based in South Bend, Indiana, Studebaker had been the world's largest builder of horse-drawn wagons in the late 1800's. Starting in 1902, the first powered vehicles the company produced were electric cars. By 1910, Studebaker had acquired the E-M-F Company and its huge Detroit plant on Piquette Avenue and was producing gas-powered automobiles. The next year, Studebaker bought the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant at Beaubien for additional vehicle assembly, and soon Studebaker and Ford Motor Company were two of the highest-volume automakers in the world.
You Auto Know
Studebaker continued to build horse-drawn vehicles in its South Bend, Indiana plants until 1920.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 42° 22.097′ N, 83° 3.924′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 461 Piquette Ave, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milwaukee Junction (here, next to this marker); Ford's Model T (here, next to this marker); Steps to Success (here, next to this marker); At The Height Of His Powers (a few steps from this marker); Creating A Legend (a few steps from this marker); Ford Piquette Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.